Saturday, April 28, 2007

Beautiful Night

Today I went to a party at an old friend’s house. I’ve written about her before. Our schedules always cross and we never have time to see each other. I made it my #1 priority to make it to the party today. I’m glad I did. I got to see her little boy, she got to see mine. I got to see her mom and her new family. I loved it. It was such a nice night. We chatted for a while. We had to come home early though because Diego was ready for na-night. I can’t wait to see her and her family again. I saw her in a new light. We grew up together, I got to see the purple phase and the big hair phase, our childhood phases. I got to see all of hers and her mine. Now I get to see her as a Mom and a Wife. Beautiful.

I got a promotion. Finally. It had been in the works for 1 year and it finally happened.

We’re having a 5o de Mayo carne asada. Wanna come? You’re invited. It’s an annual thing. There’s always something going on for 5o de Mayo. Maybe next year Pepe Aguilar will come. Speaking of which. I’m going to see him on 7/28. AJUA! I can’t wait. That’s my future baby daddy. Alfonso made fun of me this morning because I was crying thinking of the concert. I told him I would throw my choninos at him. Fuchi!

My Papi retired. His last day of work was yesterday. I’m so proud of him. My brothers and I are having a retirement party for him. We want to either have mariachis or a conjunto norteño. I think he’d enjoy the latter more.

I saw Diane Warren on Oprah recently and she said she wrote a song for her Dad. This is now my anthem to my Papi:

For all those times you stood by me
For all the truth that you made me see
For all the joy you brought to my life
For all the wrong that you made right
For every dream you made come true
For all the love I found in you
I'll be forever thankful baby
You're the one who held me up
Never let me fall
You're the one who saw me through it all

You were my strength when I was weak
You were my voice when I couldn't speak
You were my eyes when I couldn't see
You saw the best there was in me
Lifted me up when I couldn't reach
You gave me faith 'coz you believed
I'm everything I am
Because you loved me

You gave me wings and made me fly
You touched my hand I could touch the sky
I lost my faith, you gave it back to me
You said no star was out of reach
You stood by me and I stood tall
I had your love I had it all
I'm grateful for each day you gave me
Maybe I don't know that much
But I know this much is true
I was blessed because I was loved by you

You were my strength when I was weak
You were my voice when I couldn't speak
You were my eyes when I couldn't see
You saw the best there was in me
Lifted me up when I couldn't reach
You gave me faith 'coz you believed
I'm everything I am
Because you loved me

You were always there for me
The tender wind that carried me
A light in the dark shining your love into my life
You've been my inspiration
Through the lies you were the truth
My world is a better place because of you

You were my strength when I was weak
You were my voice when I couldn't speak
You were my eyes when I couldn't see
You saw the best there was in me
Lifted me up when I couldn't reach
You gave me faith 'coz you believed
I'm everything I am
Because you loved me

You were my strength when I was weak
You were my voice when I couldn't speak
You were my eyes when I couldn't see
You saw the best there was in me
Lifted me up when I couldn't reach
You gave me faith 'coz you believed
I'm everything I am
Because you loved me

I'm everything I am
Because you loved me

4 comments:

Coco said...

congratulations on your promotion!! : )
thank you for the invite...
carne asada sounds yummy : 0
pepe aguilar? chonis? hmm...
have fun!!

so your papi retired...good for him!!
and yes, he deserves a PARTY!!
you can't go wrong with either type of music...

fuertes y calurosos abrazos ; )

bendiciones,
coco

Monique said...

i got a lump in my throat reading the lyrics to that song.
Reminded me of my Dad too.

Congrats to you (on your promotion) and Dad (on his retirement)!!

CiscoKid said...

Congratulations on the promotion. Well deserving I am sure...

Would love to do 5 de Mayo, but we are having a big bash and a "big" fight at work.

Have fun!--
Great song indeed.

llemaY said...

Thank you guys!!!

Moni - It's great to hear from you. Where the heck have you been?